track listing : silver poetry/a lighter touch (taken home remix)/93 years on (maps and diagrams mix)/gone (winter north atlantic mix)
must be something in the air tonight.
following on from my last post in which i admit my love for all things bubbly and synthetic by william orbit, i drop this ep into the machine, and am confronted by a similar laid back vibe.
released on the independent just music label (who released that laid back trip hop heaven 17 related album by honeyroot a few years ago, and seem to be on the up profile wise), this ep is a follow-on and indeed a remix ep featuring 1 original and 3 remixed tracks that were featured on last years album, save your light for darker days.
having not heard the album that these were lifted from i cant compare and contrast, however, i can tell you that the music is very beautiful.
the band have been noticed by such gods of the chill out scene like pete lawrence (big chill festival), having played there and featured on the mans radio show, and such attention is worthy as the thin, but rounded, glitch styled beats, deep ambience, melodic layers make for a fascinating listen.
combining a refreshing mixture of natural instrumentation and electronics, the band make the clash between nature and science seem perfectly balanced.
resulting in music that is all the more welcoming, as often in recent times, electronic music has been of the form where beats are crunched and cut up, melodies few and far between, and synthetic filter settings are tested to the limits.
so, it’s rather lovely to hear that this little gang have decided to avoid those easily made blog friendly pitfalls, and make music that can be absorbed, enjoyed, and listened to.
quite simply, this is a lovely ep to drop on the stereo system at the end of the night, or beginning of the day.
more detail : here